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. >> reporter: but jessica and her husband, carl, are stuck in jersey. they bought the house for $325,000 six years ago. today, they're asking $225,000. a $100,000 loss. >> $100,000 is -- it's real money. >> reporter: what's worse, the house was just appraised at $190,000 -- $35,000 less than what they're asking. that gap could be a huge problem if they ever do get an offer. >> when a bank gets a low appraisal, they often won't do the loan at all because they feel as though it overvalued the house and they feel at risk. so, you can implore with the bank that they get a second look. but, the fact of the matter is, it's rarely turned around. >> reporter: but could we turn it around? we brought in one of the country's top appraisal experts for the inside scoop. she let us in on three ways appraisers are sizing up your home. first, the first sight. >> walking into this house we need a hatchet, right? >> yes. >> i didn't bring my machete. >> this is a no-no. >> reporter: appraisers can hack off thousand of dollars from your home's value for just having an unkempt yard. and signed, the first sight
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